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Everybody Does

By Phillip Van Louwen

We must whip and beat and reprimand
The slave who works too slow
When insolent against demand
Who tries to answer “no”
For this command we have of God
To never spoil
To never spare the rod

The children too this rod must bear
Without complaint nor cry
For only in a full days labor
Learn they to comply
From this we know, ‘tis common sense,
The selfish child
Its selfishness repents

Witches! Souls who devils take
Let fire purify
And cleanse our towns upon the stake
Let no-one God defy
We mustn’t care if young or old
No mercy show
To those in Satan’s hold

Men, you must control your wives
Who try to vote or speak
For men must live their public liv
While women must be meek
This is law and natures way
You are men
She at home must stay

Young lovers think they can decide
The ones to whom they wed
Fools! The young, who full of pride
By elders should be led
For only aged men are wise
Respect these men
And honor family ties

Let not our families suffer shame
Of sons of carnal lust
Whose sins upon their fathers blame
Who shatter family trust
And lay with man instead of wife
Banish sinners
Disown their names for life

Trust not the lives of unborn child
To foolish woman’s will
Let not their claims of rights run wild
And unborn people kill
Law must reflect divine command
(Not human right)
That built this mighty land

Our race, through nature God ordained
To rule with wisdoms light
To subordinate the savage chained
Till he be civilized
Beasts and angels titles hold
And hell awaits
The lower man too bold

For national security
For love of homeland pride
We must maintain our purity
Brave leader – be our guide
We never tolerate dissent
We crush our foes
Who question our intent

If men of terror we suspect
We lock them in a cage
Our freedom we will not neglect
This war we bravely wage
Our rights we each must sacrifice -
To find these men
With safety don’t play dice

We gain our wealth through skill and might
No-one can defend
The claim we should renounce our right
On justice we depend
Let poor and hungry work the land
We’ll help a bit
But they should learn to stand

As rich are richer, poor still poor
We look the other way
We arm ourselves and lock the door
And steel ourselves and pray
And cant imagine any way
To change the world
Our bills we have to pay

Thus it was in days of old
And thus it is today
We do what’s easy, what we’re told
And what the experts say
But most of all – and always was
Because we can
When everybody does

We live in true democracy
(If you’re rich or strong)
We enjoy equality
(except, of course, for women, colored, poor,
foreign, gay, Muslim, strange, overweight,
communist, unattractive, or just plain wrong)
Yes, we must accept it. Why? Because!
Ce’est la vie!
And everybody does.

A thousand head of cattle
The muddy gorge stampede
Some fall as if in battle
Some left behind to bleed

But look! Up high! On yonder hill!
A stallion wild and free!
Who follows only his own will
Who knows what life can be

Yet we, below, must rush headlong
In fear of broken bone
Of stress and loss and being wrong
Of standing all alone


To all injustice everywhere
A stronger answer’s heard
If there’s injustice anywhere
To fight is just absurd
Survive. That’s all. And always was
It can’t be helped
What everybody does

But what, for once, if we could rise
And stand for human right
Make our case, refute the lies
And shine a brighter light
And make a world for all of us
A better world
Where everybody does

1 Comments:

At Tuesday, January 10, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

I like this part the best:

But look! Up high! On yonder hill!
A stallion wild and free!
Who follows only his own will
Who knows what life can be

Yet we, below, must rush headlong
In fear of broken bone
Of stress and loss and being wrong
Of standing all alone

This basically sums up why we're slaves. No faith in God. Afraid.

 

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